William (Bill) Holmes


William (Bill) Holmes

Faculty-elected member

Board of Governors

Dr. William Holmes is an Associate Professor in the School of Business at Royal Roads University where he has also served as Vice-President Academic and Provost (Interim) and Dean, Faculty of Management. Prior to moving to Victoria in 2015, Dr. Holmes held positions at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, first as Dean, Faculty of Business and then as Vice Provost.  He has also served as Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Undergraduate Program in Business at Simon Fraser University, and as the Instructional Manager (Dean) of Business for the Higher Colleges of Technology, a network of colleges in the United Arab Emirates. His career has spanned the corporate and educational sector and has included assignments in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 

Dr. Holmes holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Arts in Philosophy (Ethics) from the University of Waterloo and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy, also from Waterloo. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA, CGA) and Chartered Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designations and has served on the Board of Directors of the Minerva Safety Council of Canada, the Board of Governors of the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee on the Board of Directors of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators. He has been nominated as a Fellow of the Corporate Governance Institute of Canada and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Governance. An award-winning instructor, Dr. Holmes has taught courses in International Business Strategy, Business Ethics, and Corporate Governance at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Royal Roads University, the Copenhagen Business School, Simon Fraser University, the University of Northern British Columbia, and the Higher Colleges of Technology.